Besafemeds FAQs

STD & STI Information

Can I get an STI through oral sex?

Yes, you can get an STI through unprotected oral sex. STIs such as herpes, gonorrhoea and syphilis can be spread through oral sex. If you have oral sex you should still use condoms or an oral dam and avoid getting semen or blood in your mouth or on any area of broken skin.

Can I get STIs while on my period?

While some people for personal or religious reasons may forgo sex during a woman’s period others have no feeling either way. Period sex (sex during periods/menses) may decrease the risk of pregnancy, there’s still a small chance of getting pregnant (but that’s a discussion for another day). Period sex however does not decrease the risk of getting an STI. In fact, there may be an increased risk of getting an STI due to:

  • Blood carrying infections - The possibility of getting certain STIs that are blood borne such as HIV and Hepatitis is obviously increased because of the presence of blood.
  • Open cervix – Period consists of blood and uterine lining. Because these have to pass through the cervix, the cervix is slightly open during a period. So, while blood comes out through the cervix STIs can go in the opposite direction into the uterus and tubes.
  • Vaginal pH – The pH changes during a period from being acidic to more alkaline. Acidity protects the body from infections for example like in the stomach.
  • Lubrication - Blood can reduce the natural lubrication of the vagina. Because of this decreased lubrication there is a risk of skin irritation and abrasion. These irritation and abrasions can allow infections to pass easily through the natural skin barrier.

Can I tell if someone has an STI?

No, most people who have an STI don’t have any symptoms. Anyone who has been sexually active can have an STI. You can’t tell by the way someone looks, their sexual orientation, or the number of sexual partners they’ve had. The only way to make sure you or your partner don’t have an STI is to get tested.

How can I get an STI?

If you, or your, partner are not practicing safe sex you are at risk of getting an STI. STI can be spread through semen, blood, vaginal secretions and sometimes saliva. Some STIs may be spread through skin-to-skin contact like genital warts.

How common are STIs?

  • More than half of all people will have an STI at some point in their lifetime.
  • Recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Infection show that each year, 1 in 4 teens contracts an STI.
  • 1 in 2 sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25.

What Are STIs?

An STI (sexually transmitted infection) is an infection that is passed on through close body contact or the exchange of bodily fluids. Many people who have an STI don’t have any obvious symptoms or signs.

What are the causes of STIs?

STIs are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites. STIs caused by bacteria include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. STIs caused by viruses include herpes, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HPV (human papillomavirus) and hepatitis B.

What does safe sex mean?

The only way to be 100 percent safe is to avoid sex altogether, but this is not realistic in most cases. Safe sex is when semen, vaginal fluids or blood is not exchanged with your partner. This reduces the risk of getting or passing on an STI. Always use a condom if you’re having sexual intercourse, be sure you and your partner are regularly tested for STIs, and do not have multiple partners.

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Prescription & Pricing

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund at this time. However, we will address each concern on a case by case basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Does my fee include the prescription?

No, the $20 fee is for the consultation with one of our licensed physicians or nurse practitioners. If a prescription is deemed necessary once you have been diagnosed, you may choose the payment method at the time of pickup at the pharmacy of your choice.

How soon can I speak to a professional?

A Besafemeds provider will contact you after reviewing your information. Your consultation could begin within 15 minutes of filling out our questionnaire.

Is there a cost?

The cost for using our service is $20. This covers the cost of a one-on-one phone consultation with one of our medical professionals.

What do I need to do to receive treatment?

In order to speak with one of our professionals, we ask that you complete our diagnostic questionnaire as accurately as possible. That begins with entering your date of birth and accepting our terms and conditions. From there you will be asked to give more information regarding your symptoms and any allergies you may have. Once you have submitted the questionnaire, a Besafemeds provider will contact you to discuss your symptoms and treatment options. Fill out our diagnostic questionnaire to receive treatment.

What do you prescribe?

Prescriptions are based on the nature of the symptoms that you are experiencing, your medical history, and the discussion with one of our medical professionals. Once you have been diagnosed, our providers will prescribe the appropriate medication to treat your STD or STI, if necessary. Not all STDs require a prescription to be treated.

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About & Availability

Am I speaking to a professional in my state?

While the professional speaking to you is not physically in your respective state, they are licensed in your state. Only professionals that are licensed in your state will be addressing your needs.

Are the Besafemeds providers physicians only?

No, we also have experienced nurse practitioners in our provider network.

Do you have plans to serve other states?

Expansion plans for other states are in the works. Let us know if you would appreciate our services in your state.

What is Besafemeds?

Besafemeds offers a discreet STD treatment option for those who have STI concerns and are unable or unwilling to utilize traditional outlets. We offer quick and anonymous STD treatment from the privacy of your own home.

What states are Besafemeds available in?

We currently serve Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and New Mexico.

Who are the Besafemeds providers?

Besafemeds providers are physicians and nurse practitioners with years of experience practicing in the emergency room or primary care setting.

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Privacy

Do you share my information?

No, we do not share any of your personal information.

Does Besafemeds save any information?

Besafemeds does not save any identifiable information, we value your need for discretion and no information will be maintained that links you to the site.

Is my information safe?

Yes, we strive to provide security and protect the privacy of our clients. Our system is set up to scrub personal information away to prevent access to it.

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You Are In The Right Place.

If you are worried about a possible STI, concerned about discretion, need a rapid treatment, then Besafemeds is the place for you.

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Besafemeds Contact

info@besafemeds.com
(925) 690-9712
203 N. Lasalle, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601

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